Denji Noma Biography

Denji Noma




Despite a prolific and varied art career, as well as work in collections throughout the world, very little is found on the life and education of the Japanese printmaker Denji Noma. He was born in Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku, Japan in 1935, the son of artist Hitone Noma. In the 1960s he studied at Stanley William Hayter's Atelier 17 workshop in Paris, and from 1964-'65 he managed Impressions Workshop, Inc., in Boston, Massachusetts. He briefly taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, likely as a guest teacher, and was a member of the Ichiyokai Print Committee, who announced his passing in May of 2005.

Noma was included in a 1966 Impressions Workshop group exhibition in the Print Room at Carnegie Hall. His work is held in the collections of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; the National Art Center, Tokyo; the Harvard Art Museums, USA; the Fogg Museum, USA; Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, NH; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Library of Congress, NY; the Nerima Art Museum, Japan; the Shimonoseki City Art Museum, Japan; the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan; University of Maryland Art Gallery, MD; and many others.